129th China Import and
Export Fair (Canton Fair)
April 15-24, 2021
During 2020, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has already hosted two grand-scale virtual exhibitions. During the 128th Canton Fair, held from Oct 15-24, 2020, 26,000 exhibitors displayed 2.47 million products. Overseas buyers from 226 countries and regions registered to attend, and there were over 7.8 million visits to the virtual event!
Much has been said about the success of China’s live streaming E-Commerce platforms, and the Canton Fair has not disappointed! During the 128th Canton Fair, there were 284,800 live streams on the website with a total of 1.89 million views!
The Canton Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre. With the experience gathered during their last two virtual exhibitions, they are preparing to turn the 129th Canton Fair into a truly exceptional event!
Will you be attending?
Over the past year, we have all grown accustomed to virtual conferences, meetings, and webinars. We are activating our online forum so that USCCC members, sponsors and the general public can share their experiences. Have you attended the Canton Fair in the past? Was it virtual or did you go to the live exhibition (pre-2020)? Have you already signed up to attend the 129th Canton Fair? Let other members know! We may not be able to get together at the same location, but we may enjoying setting up virtual meetings to enjoy this occasion together!
If you would like to know more about what to expect at this virtual exhibition, we recommend you first read the E-Brochure (link above), then view the online training videos that were prepared for last year's fair. They can be viewed on the Canton Fair's News Page, or they can be viewed in a variety of languages on the Canton Fair's YouTube Channel.
Registration to attend
is simple and free, it can even be done from a mobile phone.
Promotion of the
127th Canton Fair
In June of 2020 when the first virtual Canton Fair was launched, USCCC was happy to take part in its promotion.
At that time, the Canton Fair promised to "introduce advanced information technology to create a new online trading platform for global buyers in hope of making new 'win-win' business opportunities." We are thrilled to see those promises fulfilled.
The FT Global Boardroom (3rd Edition)
May 4-6, 2021
As the supporting partner, we are pleased to present the FT Global Boardroom 3rd Edition on 4 -6 May 2021 organised by the Financial Times.
The Global Boardroom returns for its third edition to discuss the practical steps governments, business and finance can take to build a resilient, sustainable recovery, more than a year into a crisis that has crippled the global economy and fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, how effective will the vaccination programmes be and to what extent have they brought forward the timing of a recovery? What impact will the new US administration have on domestic and global affairs? What should businesses do to assure future growth and competitiveness?
Join the FT’s top journalists in a series of live online conversations with leading policy-makers, CEOs and investors -- across three days and multiple time zones from Asia through to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas -- to debate and design the most effective post-pandemic strategies.
Sebastián Piñera, President, Chile
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Norway
David Malpass, President, World Bank Group
Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission
Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxembourg
João Doria, Governor, State of São Paulo
And many more...
Dragon Boat Festival
June 17, 2021
Due to COVID-19, our Annual Chinese New Year Dinner in Celebration of the Arrival of the Year of the Ox has been cancelled. We are planning to host a traditional Chinese dinner in celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival on June 17 in Chicago tentatively. If certain restrictions for large in-person gatherings are in effect, then we will change to the Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 16. Additional information and invitation will be sent out shortly.
U.S.-China Trade Conference
October 21-22, 2021
Our premier annual event, 21st Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference has been postponed and shall be held at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. We expect that our economy shall be open, and we will adhere to the protocol to organize such a timely event in light of the impact of COVID-19 and the change in U.S.-China relationship. Please save the dates, and additional information will follow.